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Verreaux’s Eagles Nesting in Lolldaiga Hills

By Carly Butynski, Tom Butynski, and Yvonne de Jong, 
Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme

Two days ago, on 29 May 2015, we found an active Verreaux’s eagle (Aquila verreauxi) nest near the northwest corner of Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. From our one-night camp, located about 200 m from the nest, we watched the adult pair flying to and from the nest and hunting along the ridges of the nearby granitic hills.

The Archaeo-ecology of East African Pastoralism: Recent Work at Lolldaiga Hills

By Oliver Boles, University College London, Institute of Archaeology

Pastoralist economies, relying on the keeping of cattle to meet their subsistence needs, have existed in Kenya for at least 3000 years, when a drying climate in the Sahara encouraged herders to move south from the Nile Valley and southern Ethiopia, becoming integrated with hunter-gatherers.